Collective memory, conflict and law

2013-07-02
June 2, 2013, 6 p.m.
Collective memory, conflict and law
A lecture by Kate Korycki
Katarzyna Korycki lives in Canada and works at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the politics of identity and social memory. Her articles attempt to trace various changes in the ways we understand such concepts as “citizenship”, “race” or “identity of sexual minorities”. She holds the Thesaurus Poloniae scholarship – the grant programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland run by the ICC in Krakow, where she currently resides.

Her latest research project focuses on a correlation between social memory and law. The question posed by a research is: How does the memory change under the current rule of law? To what extent do some painful moments in history filtered through legal clauses distort the original vision of the past?
The lecture will be an attempt to illustrate the way social memory is affected by law using the examples of repressive policies under the Polish People’s Republic as well as present-day attempts at amending the memory.
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